Health Hazard Evaluations (HHEs)
Each month we will update this page to highlight newly released final reports and information on new and emerging hazards we are evaluating. Check back often to see what we are up to!
Potential Occupational Exposures to Narcotics in a County Evidence Room
Finding ventilation and housekeeping issues in the evidence rooms, HHE Program investigators recommended using benchtop ventilation hoods when handling or repackaging evidence and using a vacuum equipped with a high efficiency particulate air filter specifically for evidence room use. Read the report:https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/reports/pdfs/2018-0150-3340.pdfpdf icon
Wildland Fire Fighter Exposures during Fuel Reduction Projects
HHE Program investigators found overexposures to carbon monoxide, wood dust, noise, and vibration. We recommended reducing chain saw use; maintaining chain saws to reduce carbon monoxide exhaust, wood dust, and hand-transmitted vibration exposures; and requiring use of noise and respiratory protection. Read the report: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/reports/pdfs/2015-0028-3330.pdfpdf icon
2018 Health Hazard Evaluation Program Annual Report
The NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) Program is pleased to share its 2018 annual report. Our report includes summaries of projects that were interesting and other highlights of our year. We hope the report stimulates conversations about who the HHE Program is and how we make a difference for the health and safety of employees throughout the United States. The annual report is available here: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/pdf/2018-Health-Hazard-Evaluation-Program-Annual-Report.pdfpdf iconpdf icon